Acer to offer 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet? Amazon 86s the listing

Acer to offer 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet? Amazon 86s the listing
During a press event in New York City on Friday, Acer released a series of tablets and laptops equipped with screens in the range of 11.6 to 15.6 inches. But what some Windows fans are demanding is a smaller tablet in the 7 to 8 inch range that would compete with the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini and the 7 inch low-priced Android tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Speaking of Amazon, a tablet that was not introduced at the NYC event, the Acer W3-810, was displayed on Amazon. This tablet features an 8.1 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display with a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor under the hood. Inside the slate is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. Both front and back cameras weigh in at 2MP and the tablet includes a microUSB 2.0 port and a micro HDMI port. Weighing in at 1.1 pounds, the battery provides 8 hours of use.

The tablet will apparently be priced at $379.99 (vs. $329 for the iPad mini), but its launch might not be imminent as the tablet has been removed from Amazon. We do know that the next update to Windows will allow it to support smaller displays and lower resolution screens, so hopefully the launch of the Acer W3-810 won't be too far away. Just the other day,we told you that the Microsoft Surface could be available with a 7.5 inch screen for $399 or less, but that model is not due until Q1 of 2014.

source: Amazon, via TheVerge, WPCentral


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11 Comments

1. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Looks good.

2. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

pretty good!

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Told y'all windows is coming around

4. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

It looks good but i have to say i miss the front speakers, like on the Nexus 10.

5. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

You didn't just say 1.1 pounds..

6. Alan01

Posts: 578; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Actually, we didn't say it...we wrote it! Alan

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Nice one Alan01 :) and I also just wrote it :p

11. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

:P I thought you'd fall for it. Darn you. We will meet again.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I hope there isn't a need for lower resolutions. The current lineup of Ultrabooks is barely passable screen-wise IMHO.

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Beautiful Device Acer, not bad. They are definitely improving a lot.

10. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Pretty slick looking device!

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